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By Siri Hustvedt

Publish yr note: First released 2005
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From the writer of the foreign bestseller What I Loved, a provocative selection of autobiographical and demanding essays approximately writing and writers.

Whether her topic is becoming up in Minnesota, cross-dressing, or the radical, Hustvedt's nonfiction, like her fiction, defies effortless categorization, elegantly combining mind, emotion, wit, and fervour. With a mild contact and consummate readability, she undresses the cultural prejudices that veil either literature and existence and explores the a number of personalities that unavoidably inhabit a writer's brain. Is it attainable for a lady within the 20th century to recommend the corset, and whilst technique with authority what it truly is wish to be a guy? Hustvedt does. Writing with rigorous honesty approximately her personal divided self, and the way this has formed her as a author, she additionally methods the works of others--Fitzgerald, Dickens, and Henry James--with revelatory perception, and a practitioner's figuring out in their art.

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That Pentheus in this episode in Bacchae reflects the mystic initiand shall become clear by the end of this part of the study.  is caught up not simply in Athens’ access to abun­ dant supplies of silver from Thrace and Laurium within its territory, but also in its harnessing and adaption of pre­monetary spirit of Dionysus’ mystery­cult, in particular the “aetiological crisis”—or what we have called the “unlimited chro­ notope” (of the Dionysiac chronotope), which is made public to purify this new socio­political threat.

12. 22 Ibid.  The reason for this is that the new gods who raise their kingdom high above the earth (and who are inseparable from Apolline light) remain rooted in a cosmic (vertical) axis.  13.  11.  45.  25.  34.  320.  216. 30 Lupu (2009).  206. ”32 The essence of a journey, whether from religious sites or human dwellings, is thus com­ posed “of itineraries, of sequences (or networks) of places each of which provides hospitality and confirms positive reciprocity” (2). , precisely when the historic Greeks are busying inventing a word for coinage and currency—nomisma33—Greek religion is undergoing a crisis.

53 Euripides, Bacchae, in Euripides fabulae, Diggle, vol.  325. 51 36 3 The Visualised Chronotope The novelty of the phase “I would give much money for that” is indeed astonishing.  This impulse is neutralised by the unlimited­ and near­ death chronotopes, as shown in Pentheus’ subsequent visual confusion, dismember­ ment (implicit blindness) and death.  The timelessness of monetised and visu­ alised urban centres ruled by tyrants is neutralised by the temporal structure of the Dionysiac chronotope and its creation of an earthly paradise.

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